Bachelor of Science

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The B.S. in Neuroscience offers an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in biology, psychology, physics, chemistry, computer science, and mathematical sciences, with the nervous system as a common focus. Students may pursue concentrations in behavioral, cellular/molecular, or computational neuroscience, culminating in a capstone research experience.

Requirements & Course of Study

Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI bulletin.

The degree requires 120 credits and includes coursework in the biological, behavioral, chemical, and physical sciences. Core courses in neuroscience are supplemented by specialized electives in biology, psychology, computer science, and mathematical science. General education courses and 29 credits of elective credits round out the major.

Course Requirements

Research & Capstone Experience

An exciting feature of the program, students are encouraged to participate in independent research and internship experiences on the IUPUI campus in the School of Science or School of Medicine or through companies in central Indiana that are aligned with the life and health sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. 

All neuroscience students must complete a Senior Capstone research project. The capstone is an independent, creative effort of the student that is integrative and builds on the student’s previous work in the major (research, independent study/project, practicum, seminar, or field experience).